Originally Posted by donrae
Thanks for the info Chickerdoodle! Always nice to pick your educated brain
I was reading your response out loud to my Honey and we both laughed at the "nervous temperament" part. Eve has pretty much one period of activity a day, the rest of the time is reclining on the sofa, as a Princess should. Since we free feed she eats when she wants, and has never been a bolt eater. She is
narrow and deep, though...but she's already been spayed. I'll sure keep that in mind down the road, I think Honey plans on always having a Great Dane. Although I made a mistake showing the pics on this thread.....no Bernards!
Your Eve sounds exactly like our Gator haha we free feed too but I've bewn measuring it instead of filling the bowl completely lately, so I put 5 cups in for the day and refill it either that night or the next day. I would guess even with less food in it he still mostly only eats 3 or 4 cups of it. He finishes the next day though but I refill so don't really know for sure. But he also only has one period of activity lol sometimes two. But he just sleeps all day and then bugs me to play, I try to say yes lately but if I don't he comes back later. He also loves to go outside and lay on the hill and watch his property. Sometimes you practically have to drag him off the couch though.
It makes it hard to exercise him because except for the few times he wants to play, he's asleep, and even then, if you ignore him he goes back to sleep, so if I have a bad day or anything and am not feeling up to it, he doesn't care, which isn't fair to him. He hasn't been on a walk in a while. But then he's just been more hyper hah and the weird thing is, he doesn't need to be dragged off the couch for those, he loves walks, but he won't go ask. Although, my brother used to take him every night around 8 or 9 and he'd come bug you and would not stop until you took him so maybe I need to start a routine with him. And I do think he has some anxiety but only in certain situations and usually he's sound asleep lol hes half Black Lab half Great Pyrenees si the Lab I think adds a bit more energy hah